[R] Problems with numeric variable containing ? values

From: <ftorrei2_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu 11 Aug 2005 - 00:02:01 EST


Hello,

I have a problem with the values for one column in a table. The variable represented in this column is numeric (I get TRUE when I ask is.numeric(x)). However, the values are listed ordinally and with row numbers as values, not with the ones that appear in the table. Some rows have an undefined value for this column, which appears as ? in the table (this is not an error). I wonder whether these undefined values are causing the problem.
I need to extract a subset from this column with all rows not having '?' and then use the subset for a number if analysis. So far this is not possible since the subset does not have the real values, but the row numbers mentioned above. Any help?

Thanks in advance,
Francisco Torreira
Francisco Torreira
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Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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